Although sometimes I don’t feel it, I have in fact been writing for quite some. Six years, actually (I can’t actually remember exactly when I started writing, although I know it was sometime in Year Seven).
In those six years of writing, I've realised that I have picked up a few useful bits of knowledge about the craft. Which is why, in the coming weeks, I’m going to be presenting The Six Lessons to Writing.
Lesson to Writing #1: Every writer is different
Lesson to Writing #2: Short stories are short
Lesson to Writing #3: Planning is important
Lesson to Writing #4: You have to know The Rules to break The Rules
Lesson to Writing #5: Writing is hard work
Lesson to Writing #6: Writing is fun
I’m going to kick off the series next Wednesday with my first Lesson to Writing, and share the next five in the following weeks.
For the comments: what bits of knowledge have you picked up?